Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz is director (interim) of the Vienna Institute of Demography at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. From 2017 to 2019 she was director of VID/OeAW. She holds a doctorate in mathematical economics from the Vienna University of Technology (TU), as well as a second doctorate (Habilitation) in population economics and applied econometrics from the same university.

She is professor in mathematical economics at the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics at the Vienna University of Technology, a research associate at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and one of the five directors of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, of which the Vienna Institute of Demography is one of three pillar institutions.

Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz is working in the field of the economics of population and individual ageing, long-run economic growth, agent-based models and environmental economics. She has published numerous articles in refereed scientific journals and edited special issues of economic and demographic journals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Population and Individual Ageing
  • Economic Consequences of Demographic Change
  • Social Security systems
  • NTA

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: IIASA, VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: afp(at)econ.tuwien.ac.at
Phone: +43 2236 807 289 (IIASA), +43 1 51581-7702 (ÖAW)

Other Resources

VID website
IIASA website

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.